FAIRFIELD — Three residents of the Day One residential treatment program on the campus of Good Will-Hinckley were arrested early Friday on probation violations.

Fairfield police Chief Tom Gould said probation officials asked local police to stop and hold the trio so they could taken to the correctional center in Charleston, in Penobscot County.

The three were found by police at about 2:30 a.m. as they walked north along U.S. Route 201 near the on-ramp to Interstate 95. Gould said he didn’t know where the teens were trying to go.

Arrested were Jesse Ramsdell, 18, of Acton, and Andrew Bogatses, 18, of Saco. The third student was a 17-year-old whose name was not released. Gould said they “eloped from the facility.”

South Portland-based Day One, Maine’s leading agency addressing youth substance abuse for individuals, groups, families, schools and communities throughout Maine, served 1,000 youths statewide last year, according to the Portland Press Herald.

Day One provides residential treatment in Buxton, at Good Will-Hinckley and in Hollis to youths from all over the state, according to the Day One website. The Residential Treatment Centers house girls and boys separately. The one at Good Will-Hinckley opened in the summer of 2014.


The six-month program is open to youths ages 13 to 18. During their stay, clients attend school and learn how to make healthy choices and take responsibility for their lives. Gould said Day One takes in court-ordered youths who reside on campus.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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